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  1. Thanks for the feedback codamedia. I changed to stereo chorus and delay as you recommended and removed the reverb. I was able to tweak the bucket brigade delay to get the reverb like sound my X100 is generating. The new preset is here: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5461651/
  2. Thanks Paulzx, I will be interested to hear what you think. Keep in mind that this is strictly an attempt to tone match with my Rockman X100 and not any album or song. I agree about the distinctive sound and I found that it was more difficult to match the EDGE and DIST settings.
  3. I've had a Rockman X100 since the early 1980's, but it's been sitting in a drawer. I recently learned about the renewed interest in this unit since it was used by Boston, Def Leppard and Joe Satriani. I put the X100 in my Helix effects loop, creating a snapshot of just the X100 where I could quickly do an A-B comparison of my new preset snapshots with the original X100 tones. Just like the original unit, there are four snapshots representing the four X100 settings: CLN1, CLN2, EDGE, DIST. I used a Rockman signal flow block diagram I found on-line to build up the preset in the same way the X100 is designed. I spent many hours swapping blocks and tweaking parameters in an attempt to tone match by ear. I wanted to make it easy to use without requiring any special IRs. Just like the original unit, you can also bypass the chorus, delay and reverb using stomp switches. A few interesting things about the X100: * The Boston sound was based on Marshall amps, so that's what I decided to use * The X100 uses what they call a gated reverb, so the delay is more like a echo/reverb * I used the Helix Bucket-Brigade delay which is what the X100 uses * I found that there is not a lot of difference between the X100 EDGE and DIST settings See: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5460830/
  4. Thanks CraigGT. Yes, it turns out that I needed to go in and change the "Instant MIDI Command" in the control center. Without changing this, my old setting was sending a CC MSB/LSB followed by a PC message 0 on channel 1, then a small delay followed by the PC messages that I programmed. In the new Helix Edit, I needed to use the new pull down menu to select PC message. Now only one MIDI message (PC) is generated with no delay.
  5. Thanks for the info. Do you change to a different drum track dynamically during a song or just start a new drum track for a new song. It it's that later, you may not notice the small delay increase.
  6. I have a programmable tube amp that will change presets when receiving a MIDI PC message. Since this tube amp has a built-in reactive speaker load following by a line level direct out, I can use it in the Helix effects loop. For some of my Helix presets, I simply replace the Helix internal amp model block with the Helix effects loop block (real amp in the signal chain) followed by a cabinet model or IR block. When I change a Helix preset, I configure the Helix to also send a MIDI PC message to the tube amp. I have noticed that with the new 3.1 release, there is now a noticeable delay between when the Helix preset changes and when the Helix sends a PC message to the external tube amp. This can cause loud glitches between presets. Since I am mainly a home studio player, I can deal with it, but for live use, this would be annoying for anyone using outboard MIDI effects. Has anyone noticed this behavior? Is there a way to reduce the MIDI PC output delay on the Helix? Thanks.
  7. I really like the fact that you can build custom guitar rigs with the Variax and Helix and select them with a preset. I built a custom guitar model for The Rain Song using a Rick body with a Tele neck pickup and using 12 strings with the octave strings set to 25% volume for a hint of chime. Also use EADADE tuning. I also used a modified preset on the Helix that I also use for the Variax acoustic guitar models. Here is my interpretation of the Rain song. I included the presets below as well. https://soundcloud.com/user-694337995-267309659/the-rain-song The Rain Song.whd The Rain Song.hlx
  8. Yes, that makes sense. It would be nice if on the presets where you are not forcing Variax parameters, the Helix could tell the Variax to just configure itself using its current control knob positions.
  9. This seems to be fixed with the new 2.0 firmware release.
  10. I have just installed 2.8 on my Helix rack and 2.0 on both of my PowerCab Plus cabs. I also use a Variax with the latest firmware. I decided to start setting up one of my presets to control both the Variax and PowerCabs. I can select this preset and it will change the Variax model, the Variax tuning and the PowerCab speaker model. Now when I select one of my other presets, it would be nice if the Variax and PowerCab would go back to default settings, but they don't. So, if you have 30 existing presets and you only want to force Variax tunings on only one preset for example, you will have to go and force Variax to standard tunings on all 29 other presets. Same with the PowerCab. Some questions: Can you somehow set Variax and PowerCab as a global setting across all presets but then as a per-preset setting on just a few? I couldn't find a way to use snapshots to select the PowerCab speaker model. Is that possible?
  11. Yes, it's great how modeling has improved since I bought that Vetta over 16 years ago!
  12. I dusted off my old Vetta combo that was in the closet. At first it wouldn't boot until I opened it up and disconnected/reconnected everything I could hoping it was a corroded connector and it worked. I plug the HX Stomp into the Vetta effects loop return with the effects loop as the last block in the Vetta chain. The Vetta is set up in half power mode with the volume knob at 25%. The HX Stomp volume is at 50% making the entire chain about 6% of maximum volume, and it's very loud but sounds very good so far.
  13. Looks like its back. Lots of clicking and popping with sound cutting in and out for about 30 seconds after power on and then it works fine from then on.
  14. I don't have MIDI connected. Recently the problem seams to have gone away. No idea why, maybe there is some sort of link training involved with L6 Link. I will keep monitoring the situation.
  15. I daisy chain the cables: Helix L6Link out -> blue L6 link cable -> L6Link in on left PC+ -> L6LInk out on left PC+ -> DMX cable -> L6Link in on right PC+
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